Arturo Fuente
858 Maduro by Arturo Fuente

Vitola: Churchill
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 47

Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source:
Date Purchased: January 10, 2019
Price: $4.60
Date Smoked: January 18, 2019

858 Maduro by Arturo Fuente

I’ve been a fan of the Arturo Fuente 858s since shortly after I discovered the Hemingway Short Stories and that was over 20-years ago. Today is my first visit with the Arturo Fuente 858 Maduro.

Dark rich coffee bean colored wrapper covers this rustic cigar. Once lit, earthy tobacco fills my senses. The draw on this cigar this morning is a little tight, we’ll see how she smokes.

As I approach the halfway point, the flavors are wood, leather, and earth with a little cocoa in the background. I was expecting a little more spice on the retrohale, but it’s not meant to be this time. I was hoping for the draw to improve, so I got my trusty toothpick and started poking at the end to try to help.

Overall, I’m a fan and will be with this very affordable cigar. This is an anytime, anywhere cigar.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Tight
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 4
Grass/Hay: 2
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1